Improving Institutional QA throught student's participation   Alina GAVRA, ANOSR ASPR International Conference of Psycholo...
National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania <ul><li>64 local student organizations </li></ul><ul><li>27 Romanian...
Involving students in quality assurance <ul><li>students are more then ever  aware of what they need   </li></ul><ul><li>s...
Report on the Implementation of Bologna Process 2009 – student perspective <ul><li>Student Organizations Forum 2009  </li>...
Main Conclusions <ul><li>Students   tend not to be regarded as equal partners in educational and decision-making structure...
<ul><li>In 75% HEIs -> Psychology Services, of which < 40 % seem to reach their objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation of...
National level <ul><li>Improvements regarding students’ feedback on QA & review teams </li></ul><ul><li>improvement on stu...
<ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>your attention!  </li></ul>
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  • In 2009 , ANOSR designed a questionnaire that aimed at identifying most important aspects on different action lines of the Bologna Process: Social Dimension Qualification Framework Employability Recognition of prior studies Mobility Life Long Learning Quality Assurance
  • Since 2005 there was given a government order which stated that each and every HEI has to have in it’s structure a quality assurance commission/ department – presence of at least one student in it.
  • We consider that it should be underlined the difference between the quality control and the elements that deals with quality assurance
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    1. 1. Improving Institutional QA throught student's participation Alina GAVRA, ANOSR ASPR International Conference of Psychology Students, 6-9 May, 2010
    2. 2. National Alliance of Student Organizations in Romania <ul><li>64 local student organizations </li></ul><ul><li>27 Romanian Universities, from 15 Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Full member of European Student’s Union </li></ul><ul><li>ANOSR and QA </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2005 we have been active in the field of QA contributing in developing a quality culture in Romania </li></ul><ul><li>We have contributed to the realization of the first set of standards and guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>We select applicant students using a set of standards and procedures and we train students in order to perform a further external evaluations. </li></ul><ul><li>We have represented the student’s perspective in ARACIS evaluation made by ESU and ENQA </li></ul><ul><li>We are participating in European Quality Assurance Forum </li></ul>
    3. 3. Involving students in quality assurance <ul><li>students are more then ever aware of what they need </li></ul><ul><li>students have a fundamental interest </li></ul><ul><li>the quality of their education affects their academic development and professional careers </li></ul><ul><li>the quality of their education determines their future lives </li></ul><ul><li>t he process of QA is more effective if students are involved </li></ul>
    4. 4. Report on the Implementation of Bologna Process 2009 – student perspective <ul><li>Student Organizations Forum 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>23 universities </li></ul>
    5. 5. Main Conclusions <ul><li>Students tend not to be regarded as equal partners in educational and decision-making structures </li></ul><ul><li>Not all the universities in Romania involve students in QA departments – 12% of the HEI don’t involve students in internal QA process </li></ul><ul><li>Only 10% of the QA Departments focus on research on social dimension regarding students </li></ul><ul><li>In over 70% of universities students are not involved in any way in curriculum design </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>In 75% HEIs -> Psychology Services, of which < 40 % seem to reach their objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation of the teaching methods (<50% changed their teaching styles and instruments for SCL improvement) </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations consider that ECTS was implemented just formally </li></ul>
    7. 7. National level <ul><li>Improvements regarding students’ feedback on QA & review teams </li></ul><ul><li>improvement on students training in QA domain </li></ul><ul><li>Need for better understanding of QA </li></ul><ul><li>Students should be full and equal members of the ARACIS Council and other relevant bodies of ARACIS. </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing quality through creating a quality culture </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul><ul><li>for </li></ul><ul><li>your attention! </li></ul>

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